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Westphal new Kings coach

Updated: June 10, 2009, 8:08 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Sacramento Kings offered their coaching job to two candidates on an eventful Tuesday in the NBA, ultimately reaching an agreement with Paul Westphal after Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Kurt Rambis turned the job down.

League coaching sources told ESPN.com that the Kings made a formal offer to Rambis' representatives hours before the Lakers' 108-104 loss to the Orlando Magic in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

When Rambis passed -- having said repeatedly that he was ...

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